11th Festival 2001

Complete programme with summary

euro-scene Leipzig

11. Festival of contemporary European theatre

06 – 11 November 2001
(Prolog: 03 – 05 November 2001)


(»Body Search«)

Under the patronage of Wolfgang Tiefensee,
Mayor of the City of Leipzig

Festival Director: Ann-Elisabeth Wolff
Artistic Direction and Festival Programme: Michael Freundt


Saturday 3. Nov. // 06:00 – 09:30 p.m.
Sunday 4. Nov. // 07:30 – 11.00 p.m.
Werk II
Artus Group, Budapest
»Noah Trilogy«
Debut performance

A theatre sensation on three different stages with a mix of projections, live music, mime and dance. The road travelled by man from paradise into the modern world.

Saturday 3. Nov. // 10:00 – 11:00 p.m.
Sunday 4. Nov. // 05:00 – 06:00 p.m.
Monday 5. Nov. // 07:30 – 08:30 p.m.
Sunday 7. Nov. // 07:30 – 08:30 p.m.
Own production euro-scene Leipzig
»FCP-training method for (anti)social behaviour«
Debut performance

An artistic association that deals with the »fitness centre«. It is not a parody or a judgement about sense/nonsense, but asks the question: »What is the difference between man and machine?«
(on 4. Nov. followed by audience discussion)

Main programme

Tuesday 6. Nov. // 07:30 – 09:30 p.m.
Festival Opening
Ballet Preljocaj, Aix en Provence
\ »Helikopter« (»Helicopter«)
\ »MC 14/22 (Ceci est mon corps)«
(»MC 14/22 (This is my body)«)

German premier

Wonderful modern dance – the choreographer Angelin Preljocaj makes his first appearance in Leipzig. A dream about flying – with the lightness of poetry and the hardness of metal. More radical in the second part: 12 men, what they do to each other, how they test each other…

Tuesday 6. Nov. // 10:00 p.m – 12:30 a.m.
Neue Szene
Schauspiel Leipzig

Two couples on the eve of a funeral. Conversations about everyday worries culminate in a pitiless emotional battle. Piece by Lars Norén.

Wednesday 7. Nov. // 07:30 – about 09:30 p.m.
fabian.dept, Berlin
»tristan und isolde. nicht berühren«
(»tristan und isolde. do not touch«)

A dance installation about outsized desire, the pain of non-fulfilment and continuous observation by the outside world. Two dancers are enclosed in a glass showcase, the spectator has to use a keyboard to control the dance. Co-production by Europäische Werkstatt für Kunst und Kultur im Festspielhaus Hellerau (European Workshop for Art and Culture in the Festspielhaus Hellerau), the Hebbel-Theater Berlin and euro-scene Leipzig.
(followed by audience discussion)

Wednesday 7. Nov. and Thursday 8. Nov. // 10:00 – 11:00 p.m.
Neue Szene
De Daders, Amsterdam

German premier

Can we implicitly trust our ears? Were we simply in the recording studio or did the crime really happen? Intelligently produced, precisely rhymed deliberate confusion of the senses. Action theatre by Jan Langedijk.
(on 7. Nov. followed by audience discussion)

Wednesday 7. Nov. and Thursday 8. Nov. // 10:00 – 11:00 p.m.
Schaubühne Lindenfels
Damir Bartol Indoš / House of extreme music theatre, Zagreb
»Rough ride or Of the spirit«
German premier

A mind-blowing journey through traffic, a trance-like performance. Skin and flesh are constantly in danger of being torn apart by the rotating metal parts.

Thursday 8. Nov. // 07:30 – 09:30 p.m.
Oskaras Koršunovas Theater, Vilnius
»A Midsummer Night's Dream«

17 performers, 17 head-high wooden boards make up the wondrous forest. Expressive physical theatre, slapstick, clowning and moving silence. A very special Shakespeare.
(followed by audience discussion)

Friday 9. Nov. // 07:30 – 08:45 p.m. and 10:00 – 11:15 p.m.
Les Ballets C. de la B., Ghent

The Chilean breakdancer Ernesto Cortès lives in Toulouse. A dance solo and a film – about him, his life in the suburbs and his love of dancing.

Friday 9. Nov. // 07:30 – 09:00 p.m.
Saturday 10. Nov. // 05:00 – 06:30 p.m.
Vincent Dance Theatre, Sheffield / Dada von Bzdülöw Theatre, Gdańsk
»Drop Dead Gorgeous«

German premier

Six people in a devastated landscape: testing ground for passion and the ability to feel passion. Theatre brimming with rage, love and energy.

Saturday 10. Nov. // 03:00 / 04:00 / 05:00 / 06:00 / 07:00 / 08:00 p.m.
Schauspielhaus / Performance-Raum
Franko B, London
»Aktion 398«

Premiere of the new version in Germany

The London performance artist Franko B meets his audience in a face-to-face encounter, he literally opens himself up to art and the observer. Make a date with him …

Saturday 10. Nov. // 07:30 – 09:00 p.m.
Ultima Vez, Brussels
»Scratching the Inner Fields«

A babble of voices, frenzied whirling, dark forebodings. Seven women perform a veritable witches' dance in the labyrinth of scenes. There are no hugs or fighting here! The latest work by Wim Vandekeybus.

Saturday 10. Nov. and Sunday 11. Nov. // 10:00 – 11:00 p.m.
Neue Szene
Michael Laub / Remote Control Productions, Tilburg
»pigg in hell«

Dance solo and original collage of sexual obsessions, eccentric physical images and biographical material.
(on 10. Nov. followed by audience discussion)

Sunday 11. Nov. // 05:00 – 06:30 p.m.
Monday 12. Nov. // 08:00 – 09:30 p.m.
Schaubühne Lindenfels
Diquis tiquis, San José / Costa Rica
»reloj de arena y flor«
(»Hourglass and flower«)

Debut performance

A head-high suitcase, symbol of the journey between different cultures. The reconciliatory side of physical theatre, a play about the harmony of opposites.

Sunday 11. Nov. // 07:30 – 09:30 p.m.
Schauspielhaus / Theater hinterm Eisernen
Final Night
Theater RambaZamba, Berlin
»Endspiel« (»Endgame«)

Theatre with disabled and able-bodied people. The specific physical reality and the direct, existential performance by the actors produces a very special theatre form. Piece by Samuel Beckett.

Fringe programme

(selected presentations)

Free admission to all events within fringe programme.

Sunday 4. Nov. // 06:00 p.m.
»Von der Lust am Risiko«
(»About the craving for risk«)

Where dance pushes physical boundaries
Lecture: Dr. Janine Schulze, Leipzig

Friday 9. Nov. // 05:00 p.m.
Schauspielhaus / Horch und Guck
»Körper, in den Kampf geworfen«
(»Bodies thrust into the fight«)

Panel discussion
with Laura Méritt, Berlin / Dirk Bach, Köln / Ron Athey, Los Angeles / Günther Heeg, Frankfurt/Main
Presentation: Martina Bako, Leipzig

Saturday 10. Nov. // 03:00 p.m.
Schauspielhaus / Foyer
Boxen (Boxing)
»Theater sollte sein wie guter Sport«
(»Theatre should be like good sport«)

with the boxing association Boxring atlas Leipzig e. V.

Tuesday 6 Nov – Friday 9. Nov. // 06:00 – 08:00 p.m.
Saturday 10. Nov. // 06:00 p.m – 12:00 a.m.
Hotel Holiday Inn Garden Court
Spezial (Special)
Hermann Heisigs Hotelzimmer
(»Hermann Heisig's Hotel Room«)

Saturday 10. Nov. // 12:00 a.m – 12:00 p.m.
GalerieRieRiemann, Leipzig
»body / check«
24-hour exhibition

The Schauspielhaus is transformed into an experimental area complete with installations, performances, readings and films. euro-scene Leipzig presents the American performer Ron Athey.


Festival-Lounge at Horch und Guck
Monday 5. Nov. // 10:00 p.m – 01:00 a.m. (warm up & Cocktails)
Thursday 6 Nov – Sunday 11. Nov. // daily 12:00 p.m – about 01:00 a.m.

• Meeting point for all
• Snacks, drinks, music and information
• Venue for discussions and lectures (fringe programme)